December, 2013

CATA - 2014 Call For Abstracts

48th Annual Conference

Hosted by:

Canadian Athletic
Therapists Association

May 29, 30 and 31st, 2014



JANUARY 15th 2014

Instructions for Submission of Abstracts and Process for Review of All Submissions

Please read all instructions before preparing the abstract. Individuals may submit only one abstract as primary (presenting) author, but may submit unlimited abstracts as a co-author. All abstracts will undergo blind review. Data must be original (unpublished) and not have been previously presented.

Specific Content Requirements for Quantitative and Qualitative Research:

Abstracts must include the purpose of the study or hypothesis, a description of the subjects, the experimental methods and materials, the type(s) of data analysis, the results of the study, and the conclusion(s). Authors should take note that depending on the number of submissions the format for abstract presentation may be poster and/or verbal presentation. Authors are required to categorize their abstracts in one of the following specific areas of research:

Basic Science - includes controlled laboratory studies in the sub disciplines of exercise physiology, biomechanics, and motor behaviour, among others, which relate to athletic therapy.

Clinical Studies - includes assessment of the validity, reliability, and efficacy of clinical procedures, rehabilitation protocols, injury prevention programs, surgical techniques, etc.

Educational Research - a broad category ranging from basic surveys to detailed athletic training/sports medicine curricular development. An abstract in this category will generally include assessment of student learning, teaching effectiveness (didactic or clinical), educational materials and curricular development.

Sports Injury Epidemiology - includes studies of injury patterns among athletes. These studies will generally encompass large-scale data collection and analysis. Surveys and questionnaires may be classified in this category but are more likely to come under the

Observation/Informational Studies category.

Observation/Informational Studies - includes studies involving surveys, questionnaires, and descriptive programs, among others, which relate to athletic therapy.

Case Studies - Information on a single case relating to a unique injury or outcome. Sections heading might include background, differential diagnosis, treatment, uniqueness, and conclusions.

Instructions for Preparing the Abstract

Provide all information requested on the Abstract Author Information Form.

Abstracts should be word-processed using Times New Roman 12- font. Top, bottom, right, and left margins should be set at 1.5" using a standard 8.5" x 11" paper size. Type the title of the paper or project starting at the left margin. Left justify the paragraphs.

On the next line, indent 3 spaces and type the names of all authors, with the author who will make the presentation listed first. Type the last name, then initials (without periods), followed by a comma; continue with the other authors (if any), ending with a colon. Indicate the institution (including the city and province) where the research was conducted on the same line following the name(s) of the author(s).

Double space and begin typing the text of the abstract flush left, single line spacing, in a single paragraph with no indention. Do not include tables or figures. Bold section headings: Introduction, Rationale, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Importance. Full results must be presented, including subject information, (and, if applicable) means, standard deviations, and full statistical information. The abstract must not exceed 400 words. Abstracts not conforming to submission directions are likely to be rejected.

Instructions for Submitting Abstracts

Complete the form (save as a word file), the original abstract, one (1) blind copy (showing no information about the authors or institution) of the abstract. Send these electronic files to:

Jackie Vandertuin, MSc, CAT(C):

Subject: CATA -2014- Abstracts - (your name)


NOTE – At the discretion of the editor, abstracts will be published in the Journal of Athletic Training and Sport Health Care, therefore submissions must be new unpublished research.

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